Angelina Jolie files for divorce
Los Angeles– One of Hollywood’s highest profile marriages has come to an end, after actress Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from husband Brad Pitt, CNN reported.
Jolie filed for divorce on Monday citing irreconcilable differences.
She is seeking physical custody of their six kids, suggesting that Pitt get visitation rights. Jolie did not seek spousal support, E! Online added.
Jolie and Pitt got together in 2004 after starring in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and secretly got married in 2014 in a chapel at Château Miraval in the village of Correns, France.
Jolie adopted daughter Zahara from Ethiopia, and in early 2006 she announced that she and Pitt were expecting a baby. Shortly thereafter, Pitt was granted the right to legally adopt Maddox and Zahara.
Their daughter Shiloh was born in May 2006, and son Pax was adopted from Vietnam in March 2007. Jolie gave birth to twins Vivienne and Knox in July 2008. The couple announced their engagement in 2012.
Leslie Jones has sex with John Mayer on mind
Los Angeles–Singer John Mayer is keen to write a song about Leslie Jones, but she things he should have sex with her instead. Jones attended the 2016 Emmy Awards, which were held at the Microsoft Arena here on Sunday night, and bumped into him.
Mayer told Jones that he was going to pen a track about the actress but she had other ideas, reports ew.com.
Posting a photograph on Twitter of the pair, Jones wrote: “He said he want to write a song about me. I think he should have sex with me instead. Am I wrong?”
Mayer has dated a string of celebrities including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson.
Friend calls Kate Moss’s romance ‘weird’
London–Model Jo Wood says she finds her friend and supermodel Kate Moss’s relationship with Nikolai von Bismarck “weird” because he is friends with her son.
Moss has been romancing the 29-year-old aristocrat since last year and though Wood, 61, finds them “cool” together, she found it strange when they first got together as Nikolai is good friends with her son Tyrone, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“It’s so weird because she’s my friend, but he is one of my son Tyrone’s friends. I met him through my son,” Wood told Grazia magazine.
“He is a nice guy and he’s got good pedigree, which is very cool,” she added.
Nearly half of single men and women in Japan are virgins
Tokyo– Almost half of Japan’s single men and women between ages 18 to 34 have never had sex, reveal results of a new survey.
The findings show that the proportion of virgins in the country, which is also home to the world’s oldest population, is growing.
In the latest round of the survey, around 42 percent of the men and 44.2 percent of the women admitted they were virgins, The Japan Times reported on Friday.
The numbers of virgins are higher than in 2010, when the last study was conducted and when only 36.2 percent of men and 38.7 percent of women said they had never had sex,
The study, conducted by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, showed that 70 per cent of unmarried men and 60 per cent of unmarried women are not in a relationship.
When the study was first conducted in 1987, the proportion of unmarried men and women who said they had no partner stood at 48.6 per cent and 39.5 per cent, respectively.
60-foot-tall silk brocade displayed at Naropa festival
Leh–A 60-foot-tall silk embroidery brocade of Buddha Amitabha was unfurled on Monday at once-in-12-years carnival of spirituality, culture and tradition near the 17th century Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage, the largest such in the Himalayas.
The 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, the spiritual head of the 1,000-year-old Drukpa Order based in the Himalayas, unfurled the brocade amidst chanting of prayers.
A special stand was erected at the Naropa Palace, the venue of the festivity, to display the largest silk embroidered “thanka” or brocade.
Event organisers said tens of thousands of Buddhist followers, mainly from Ladakh, Bhutan and Nepal, were gathered at the venue to get blessing of longevity and good health by witnessing it.
Explaining the display of six bone sacred ornaments of the great Indian saint Naropa during the festival, spiritual leader Thuksey Rinpoche told IANS: “The display of six bone ornaments is rare indeed since this opportunity comes only once in 12 years.”
It is believed that the sight of the ornaments will alter the trajectory of one’s current life and will ensure a favourable rebirth.
The fourth edition of the Naropa festival is attribute to the 1,000th birth anniversary of saint Naropa. The week-long celebrations that began on September 16 will conclude on September 22.
It is rightly called the Kumbh of the Himalayas.
Opioid users may find babies less cute
London–Coming on the heels of the infamous ‘heroin’ picture that showed a US grandmother passing out from an apparent heroin overdose — while her four-year-old grandson sat in the back seat, a new study has found that opioid dependence affects how ‘cute’ we perceive images of children to be.
Fifty-year-old Rhonda Pasek was sentenced to jail last week after officials in Ohio posted the photo, sending shock waves among families across the world.
As cuteness can trigger caregiving motivation, this result indicates that the opioids — which includes illicit drugs such as heroin as well as medications commonly prescribed for pain — may have significant effects on our ability to care for others.
“We found that the brains of people with opioid dependence didn’t respond to the baby schema,” said Professor Daniel Langleben from University of Pennsylvania in the US. Baby schema is a set of visual characteristics typical of human and animal babies, which makes them more adorable or “cute’.